Friday, 24.03.2017 – Friday, 31.03.2017


Flyer Documentary Film Festival DOCUDAYS UA

You can find the full program for Docudays UA here.

Swiss films @Docudays UA 2017 /March 24 – 31/

Melody of Noise

Gitta Gsell, Switzerland-Germany

The film is a daredevil journey into the realm of noises and sounds, of rhythm and silence. A journey along with those who listen closely and without any reservations. The Gyro Gearlooses of music, those who seek new sounds nobody has ever heard before passionately. They build new instruments, work with everyday drones, and in doing so transform noise into sound. A film that will make you listen with your eyes and see with your ears. Unexpectedly sensual.

Q&A with director

26.03 21:00


vul. Velyka Vasylkivska, 19

Burning Out

Jérôme le Maire, Belgium-France-Switzerland

2016, 85'

All over Europe, burnout has reached epidemic proportions among employees in the public and private sectors. Will we end up killing ourselves? Or will we be able to find meaning and joy at work? This film is literally a drama about life and death. For two years, the Belgian director Jérôme le Maire followed the members of a surgical unit in one of the biggest hospitals in Paris. Constantly under severe stress, understaffed and subject to severe budget cuts, the employees fight each other for resources. Meanwhile the management imposes ever more stringent efficiency and profitability targets.

Q&A with director

27.03 17:00 & 28.03 12:00


vul. Saksahanskoho, 6


Nikola Ilić, Switzerland

2016, 20'

Pranjani – a small village in central Serbia. Locals earn their living abroad or as farmers. Many count themselves among the Chetniks, Serbian patriots. So far, so normal. But every May, the Rakijada takes place - a competition that is all about who can drink the most, balance on wooden poles and brew the best Rakija, plum brandy. The red thread of the competition allows the examination of the Serbian soul from a new point of view, while never losing sight of the typical

Q&A with the directo

28.03 15:00

CINEMA HOUSE / Blue hall

vul. Saksahanskoho, 6

29.03 12:00

KYIV CINEMA / Cinematheque

vul. Velyka Vasylkivska, 19

Half-Life in Fukushima

Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi, Switzerland

2016, 61’

Five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a Japanese farmer ekes out a solitary existence within the radiation red zone. Here, the blowing wind is the soundtrack to Naoto's lonely days, spent cultivating his land and feeding his cattle. Naoto fights to build a new life in this post-apocalyptic landscape, fearlessly facing the silent danger of radioactivity. He is a guardian of the past and the symbol of humanity's need for a change.

Q&A with directors

29.03 18:00

CINEMA HOUSE / Синя зала

vul. Saksahanskoho, 6


Matthias von Gunten, Switzerland-Tuvalu-Greenland

2014, 96'

Thule lies in the extreme north of Greenland, and Tuvalu is a small island state in the Pacific Ocean. Despite this huge distance and their polarity, the two places are intimately related by a stroke of fate: whilst in Thule the ice is retreating ever further and turning into seawater, in Tuvalu the sea level is perpetually rising. The film deals with the people in Thule and Tuvalu whose lives are changing forever.

Q&A with director

29.03 19:00


vul. Saksahanskoho, 6

Cahier Africain

Heidi Specogna, Germany-Switzerland             

2016, 119'

It all started with a small school exercise book. But instead of being full of vocabulary, the pages were covered with the courageous testimonies of 300 Central African women, girls and men. They reveal what Congolese mercenaries did to them between October 2002 and March 2003 in the wake of armed conflict. On their own initiative, they gathered their testimonies together in this book to record the crimes committed against them.

29.03 15:00 & 30.03 10:00


vul. Saksahanskoho, 6


Tickets for all shows available at the box office or online.

Watch the Festival Trailer here. 

Location: Cinema House, vul. Saksaganskoho 6 / Kyiv Cinema, vul. Velyka Vasylkivska 19